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Bird Lives
Ira Sullivan
Bird Lives
Genres: Jazz, Pop
  •  Track Listings (8) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (7) - Disc #2


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All Artists: Ira Sullivan
Title: Bird Lives
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Koch Records
Original Release Date: 1/1/1962
Re-Release Date: 8/22/2000
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Modern Postbebop, Bebop
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPC: 099923855323

CD Reviews

Nice live tribute to the King
Jazzcat | Genoa, Italy Italy | 04/10/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Charlie Parker was and still is the greatest improvisor in all of jazz. You can hear Parker echoes in every jazz album since 1940 and in a certain sense every one of them is a tribute to his genius. But this one is a tribute declared. I didn't know Ira Sullivan as a trumpet player when I bought this album, but being a Bird enthusiast myself, I did buy the album because it was clearly a tribute. I'm happy I did because that evening every cat of the band played a good consistent bebop. Less Parker tunes than you might think to find here, just five in a list of fifteen. Klact-oveeseds-tene, Perhaps, Si Si, Mohawk, Back home blues. There are also a tune from Dizzie (Shaw'nuff) one from Miles (Milestones "Old") and some standards (Fly me to the moon). This is phylologically correct. Bird himself played a lot of them.
Solos are good, probably nothing really memorable but they are all interesting, that's why I choose 4 stars. It's for justice.
How could I vote a true Bird record with only 5 stars if I'd give five to this one? This is a good record in the end but don't forget the original.
Quality of sound is very good, Koch records always do it properly."